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Fannie Mae Overview

Washington, DC
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (FNMA)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Home matters now more than ever. That’s why we remain committed to our mission of delivering stability and affordability to the housing market. Our passionate and talented employees make this meaningful work possible, and we welcome your interest in joining our team as ... Read more

Mission: To provide access to reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times. Our vision is to be America’s most valued housing partner.

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2017 (#59)

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Can't wait to welcome our 137 interns to our first ever virtual summer internship experience. We're hiring full time roles, too. Visit to learn more.

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Fannie Mae – Why Work With Us?

Fannie Mae works at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, and buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae.

Working at the heart of housing means continuously improving our company and our industry. We work tirelessly with our colleagues and our partners to ensure Fannie Mae is positioned to build a stronger, safer, more efficient housing finance system - one that continues to create housing opportunities for homebuyers and renters in all communities across the nation for generations to come. 

We view our culture as one of our most important differentiators. That means ensuring our employees find challenging and fulfilling work; continuous learning and development; and a culture committed to rewards and recognition. We are a leader in diversity and inclusion, and are driven by our vision, mission, and values.

Our Values:

  • We lead the market
  • We serve our partners
  • We get things done and done right
  • We can be counted on
  • We value our people and our communities
  • We are One Fannie Mae

Be At the Heart of Housing

What does it mean to work at Fannie Mae? What’s in it for you? At Fannie Mae, you have the opportunity to Be At the Heart of Housing. It’s the idea that our work is at the center of something important – the housing industry. It’s a big idea that can inspire us all – the work we do every day makes a difference in people’s lives.

We regard our employees as the very center of the company’s success. We value a spirit of collaboration and competitiveness to drive positive change, innovation, and creativity. We provide a rewarding and enjoyable work environment offering career opportunities today to help you build your skills for tomorrow.

Fannie Mae has one of the most diverse workforces of any financial services company in the nation. Forty-nine percent of our workers are minorities and 47 percent are women. Representing a wide range of perspectives, we are better able to serve families in today’s housing market.

Our employees have full access to 11 Employee Resource Groups, which provide a better understanding of the value of different backgrounds and lifestyles. These groups, which host events throughout the year, include Hispanic, LGBT, Christian Salt and Light, African American, INDUS (INDians in the USa), women, veteran, and people with disabilities.

Fannie Mae is committed to making a difference in the communities across America where we live and work. Volunteerism is a core value and tenet of our corporate culture. Created in 1988, our Help the Homeless program is the nation’s largest fundraising effort focused on preventing and ending homelessness. We support our employees in their volunteer efforts and coordinate volunteer activities for employees and teams. Our employees donate tens of thousands of hours of service each year to non-profits, schools, and community groups on a wide range of projects and initiatives.

Fannie Mae Reviews

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst III in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst III in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fannie Mae full-time (More than a year)


    Excellent experience, good pay/bonus, work/life balance, 8% company match for 401k (100% up to 6% plus the company adds an additional 2% on top of that)


    Tough to move up sometimes (especially into Director/VP roles) because of such low attrition at the company. Can be discouraging but the pay, benefits, and overall depth of experience outweigh this con.

    Advice to Management


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Fannie Mae Photos

Fannie Mae photo of: Fannie Mae Young Professionals Employee Resource Group SERVE Event
Fannie Mae photo of: Fannie Mae 2017 Employee Resource Group Fair
Fannie Mae photo of: OutNext Summit 2017
Fannie Mae photo of: IT Senior Management Forum Networking Night
Fannie Mae photo of: Help the Homeless Fundraiser and Basketball Tournament
Fannie Mae photo of: Bike to Work Day 2017
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Fannie Mae Interviews



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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Fannie Mae (Washington, DC) in August 2019.


    The interview process was very straight forward! Very nice interviewers and very professional HR. Probably one of the few companies that give you a response after your interview and you application status will be updated via email whether your resume is being reviewed by a recruiter or a hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • How does Fannie Mae make money?   1 Answer
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Fannie Mae Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity, Black Enterprise, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • HousingWire Tech 100, HousingWire, 2018
  • Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders, ComputerWorld, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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